Safelite Autoglass - Safelite auto glass - Window leaks air 1/8th inch GAP at bottom of glass and no privacy tint as ordered. Window violently vibrates and leaks air while driving!
Update by user Jun 03, 2013
SPOKE TO CORPORATE AGAIN TODAY.
***WILL UPDATE AFTER RESOLUTION IS COMPLETED***
Original review posted by user Jun 02, 2013
On 05/27/2013 we contacted our insurance company in reference for a glass replacement for our vehicle, Our insurance informed us they only cover windshields so we would have to pay out of pocket and they put us in contact with Safelite Auto Glass Solutions so we can make a appointment for a tech to come out and replace our drivers side rear quarter glass on our 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. The soonest Safelite could come out was 5/30/2013 between 8am-12noon so I went ahead and schelduled that appointment as I was unable to take the vehicle to get the glass replaced due to prior obligations.
On 5/30/2013 approximately 8:30am a safelite tech named Joseph Biondolillo arrived at my home. He asked me to sign a paper so he could get started and I did, He told me it would take between 60-90 minutes to replace the window. Approximately 25 mintues later he told me he was done and I looked at the window from a distance and it did not match any of the other windows, The window we ordered was suppouse to be privacy glass with aftermarket tint. I asked him why it did not match and he told me he does not do tint and I was to call his boss "Bob" and he would take care of it so I paid and he left.
I went back into the house and tryed to get ahold of his boss "Bob" and left 2 messages also had contacted the corparate executive services regarding the tint. The first representative I spoke to at executive services explained to me that the wrong part must have been ordered and he indeed seen on the work order it stated that it was suppose to have privacy glass and aftermarket tint. He was also having trouble reaching the shop and he was going to return my call after he got in touch with the shop regarding my tint I agreed and waited, During this time I had to run down to the corner store and when I got into my vehicle to back out of my driveway I looked into my drivers side mirror and noticed the bottom of the window was sticking out. I got out to verify and sure enough it was sticking out about 1/8th of an inch on the whole bottom of the glass.
I drove to the corner store and the whole ride the window was leaking air and vibrating bad, I thought the window was going to break. I got back to my house and by this time several hours passed by and I still have not recieved a phone call back from Bob or corparate. I called corporate executive services and explained the situation again about the tint and also the 1/8th of an inch gap, This time I spoke to a female rep she informed me that they were going to listen to the phone calls to verify that when the glass was ordered originally we ordered a window with privacy and aftermarket tint, She put me on hold for about 15 minutes to listen to the calls. she also informed me the window was the correct part for our vehicle and the gentlemen I spoke with prior to her was "new to the corporate office" and gave me incorrect information.
The lady at executive services said they were going to have to charge the call center for the tint where we spoke with originally when we ordered the window and made the appointment if indeed they did advise me that we would have privacy glass and tint, which she was insisting we were lying. She said we have the tint issue being handled now lets deal with the 1/8th inch of a gap at the bottom of the window and she placed me on hold and she was able to reach "Bob" and we had a 3 way phone call. I explaned to Bob the window did not have tint but the tint situation was being handled by executive services and something was wrong with the glass as the bottom of the window was not sitting flush. He told me my van was damaged and something was bent ect ect.
I told him nothing was damaged and my van was never involved in a accident ect. He told me I would have to bring it to the shop to have it looked at and I explained I could not go as I had prior obligations hence the reason why I ordered mobile service to get the window replaced in the first place. He then proceeded to tell me he could not get a tech out to look at it untill Monday 6/3/2013. He was very arguementive with me and I explained my children ride in the van and I was scared the window was going to break when driving as it was making wind noise and vibrating real bad.
He told me I had to wait until 6/3/2013 for a tech to come out so I had no choice to wait as I could not bring the van to his shop he then released from the call then the lady at executive services advised me she could not listen to the calls she then informed me it could take up to two weeks to review the calls I then asked her why she had me on hold for 15-20 min and advised me in the beginning of the call that she could listen to them. I requested a manager and she then placed me on another long hold and when she returned to the line she stated there was no manager available at that time. I advised her I will wait and she said I could not do that and She told me her manager was going to call me back in 1-2 hours as her manager was in a meeting and her manager would get the situation rectifyed. After about 3 hours we did not recieve any call.
Later on in the evening of 5/30/2013 the tech that installed the window called me and told me he was about 5 miles away and he was going to come by and look at it. He did show up and tryed to adjust the window to no avail. He agreed with me something was wrong with the glass and nothing was damaged on my vehicle and he was going to tell his boss "Bob" that something was infact wrong with the glass and told me I would be hearing from his boss within a couple of hours. I never recieved a phone call from anyone.
I have called and tried to get in touch with "Bob" and each time they make up an excuse like he's doing a window install or he's on the phone with executive services with a customer and I told them I would wait on hold and they told me it would be a while so they insisited I leave a message and he would get back to me. I have left "Bob" 3 messages and he still has not called me back, I feel he is trying to avoid me. All 3 times I did call and try to get in touch with "Bob" I did record the calls, If you provide me with a email address I would be more then happy to send you the recordings. I have tried to reach out to this merchant numerous times and nothing is being done, I need to pay for another window that is safe and also matches and for the install.
Safelite Auto Glass Solutions did not provide or do what I paid them for. First I do not feel safe driving my vehicle especially with my children in it as this window leaks air and is violently vibrating when driving and it will only be a matter of time before the window breaks.
Also the window was suppose to be privacy glass and aftermarket tint. They charged me $283.55
Review about: Safelite Autoglass Part Replacement.
Monetary Loss: $284.